Moderna Announces Positive Interim Phase 1 Data for its Vaccine Against Novel Coronavirus

Moderna Announces Positive Interim Phase 1 Data for its Vaccine Against Novel Coronavirus

Cambridge, MA…Moderna, Inc. a clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today announced positive interim clinical data of mRNA-1273, its vaccine candidate against novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), from the Phase 1 study led by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases […]

Mark Twain Medical Center Says “Thank You” To Nurses, Kicks Off Hospital/Nurses Week & Supports Local Businesses!

Mark Twain Medical Center Says “Thank You” To Nurses, Kicks Off Hospital/Nurses Week & Supports Local Businesses!

San Andreas, CA…This Nurses Week, we cannot say “thank you” enough to the brave women and men on the front line. Each day they go to work and put the needs of others first. Doing the job they were called to do in circumstances that no one could imagine. They never give up, no matter […]

FDA Authorizes First Antigen Test to Help in the Rapid Detection of the Virus that Causes COVID-19 in Patients

FDA Authorizes First Antigen Test to Help in the Rapid Detection of the Virus that Causes COVID-19 in Patients

White Oak, MD…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a COVID-19 antigen test, a new category of tests for use in the ongoing pandemic. These diagnostic tests quickly detect fragments of proteins found on or within the virus by testing samples collected from the nasal cavity using swabs. The […]

Don’t Delay Care in an Emergency Says Adventist Health

Don’t Delay Care in an Emergency Says Adventist Health

Sonora, CA…As Adventist Health Sonora, the U.S. and communities across the world confront the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many may be hesitant to head to the emergency department in the event an urgent health matter arises. Adventist Health is advising members of the communities it serves that staff is prepared to safely deliver care and handle […]

Lake Camanche and Lake Pardee to Reopen with Modifications

Lake Camanche and Lake Pardee to Reopen with Modifications

Amador County, CA – Amador County Public Health has worked in collaboration with Amador County Environmental Health and Calaveras Department of Public Health to approve re-opening of both Lake Camanche and Lake Pardee with modified operations on May 8, 2020 for residents. Both concessionaires, Basecamp Hospitality and Rocky Mountain Recreation Company, in collaboration with East […]

Celebrating Our Healthcare Heroes Throughout the County!

Celebrating Our Healthcare Heroes Throughout the County!

San Andreas, CA…Dignity Health MTMC asked the Rotary Clubs of Calaveras County to assist them in putting the signs they had built in different locations throughout the county. They started today with members of the San Andreas Rotary Club and the Mark Twain Medical Center Maintenance Personnel placing the sign at the corner of Hwy. […]

New Lodi Testing Site for COVID-19 Open to All Calaveras Residents

New Lodi Testing Site for COVID-19 Open to All Calaveras Residents

Lodi, CA…People living in Calaveras County can now schedule a COVID-19 test at a new testing center in Lodi. The state of California teamed up with OptumServe to open 80 new testing sites across the state to expand and offer more testing. Individuals will be billed through their health insurance. Tests will be paid by […]

Governor Newsom to Allow Many Retail Businesses to Open & Local Control Later This Week!

Governor Newsom to Allow Many Retail Businesses to Open & Local Control Later This Week!

Sacramento, CA…Governor Newsom has announced that many retail businesses will be able to reopen later this week with social distancing policies in place. The state will also allow counties including many rural counties to go further in their reopening if they have track & trace in place for infection hotspots that will no doubt crop […]

The Latest COVID-19 Facts for May 1st! 50,442 Infected, 2,073 Deaths. Steps to Reopen Economy Begin!

The Latest COVID-19 Facts for May 1st! 50,442 Infected, 2,073 Deaths.  Steps to Reopen Economy Begin!

Sacramento, CA…The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 50,442 confirmed cases and 2,073 deaths.  Testing in California, As testing capacity continues to increase across the state, the California Department of Public Health is working to expand access to COVID-19 testing. Testing should be used for medical […]

Mark Twain Clinic Patients Can Now Schedule Virtual Visits with their Physician, Adding Convenient and Safe Treatment Options

Mark Twain Clinic Patients Can Now Schedule Virtual Visits with their Physician, Adding Convenient and Safe Treatment Options

San Andreas, CA…Mark Twain patients can now schedule virtual visits with their primary and specialty medical care providers as a convenient and safe care option for patients to get high quality care when they need it, without leaving the comfort of their home. Functioning much like a Skype or Facetime call, a virtual visit uses […]

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Potential COVID-19 Treatment Remdesivir

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Potential COVID-19 Treatment Remdesivir

White Oak, Maryland…Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe disease. While there is limited information known about the safety and effectiveness of using remdesivir to treat people in the hospital with […]

Updated List of Permitted Outdoor Recreation..Watching a Sunrise or Sunset, Non Group Gardening & Ping Pong Make List

Updated List of Permitted Outdoor Recreation..Watching a Sunrise or Sunset, Non Group Gardening & Ping Pong Make List

Sacramento, CA…NEW! Can I still exercise? Take my kids to the park for fresh air? Take a walk around the block? It’s okay to go outside to go for a walk, to exercise, and participate in healthy activities as long as you maintain a safe physical distance of six feet and gather only with members […]

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts for April 30th! 48,917 Infected, 1,982 Deaths

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts for April 30th!  48,917 Infected, 1,982 Deaths

Sacramento, CA…The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 48,917 confirmed cases and 1,982 deaths. Testing in California As testing capacity continues to increase across the state, the California Department of Public Health is working to expand access to COVID-19 testing.  Testing should be used for medical […]

NIH Clinical Trial Shows Remdesivir Accelerates Recovery from Advanced COVID-19

NIH Clinical Trial Shows Remdesivir Accelerates Recovery from Advanced COVID-19

Bethesda, MD…Hospitalized patients with advanced COVID-19 and lung involvement who received remdesivir recovered faster than similar patients who received placebo, according to a preliminary data analysis from a randomized, controlled trial involving 1063 patients, which began on February 21. The trial (known as the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial, or ACTT), sponsored by the National Institute […]

U.S. Covid-19 Deaths Top 60,000 Infections Rise to 1,036,652, Deaths 60,475, Tested 6,026,170

U.S. Covid-19 Deaths Top 60,000 Infections Rise to 1,036,652, Deaths 60,475, Tested 6,026,170

Baltimore, MD…The latest from the Coronavirus dashboard from Johns Hopkins University. As the infections soar in North American it tells the magnitude and spread of the problem. If you dig into it you can see when a country peaked and when they started the recovery phase. It is a great source for actual data including […]